Seven ran in the event, and four of them — seniors Annie LeHardy and Karley Rempel, redshirt senior Lianne Farber, and redshirt junior Lizzy Whelan — were projected to have top-12 times in the event by weekend’s end.
“Some girls are a little frustrated and think they could’ve run faster, but I think since me and Annie ran so well and Lizzy wasn’t too far behind, and Karley had a (personal record), it just makes them confident that the training is working and that they’re gonna be right there in a meet or two,” Farber said.
Farber and LeHardy now rank No. 3 and No. 4 on UNC’s all-time best list in the event, with both setting personal records. They finished the race in fourth and sixth places, crossing the line at 4:13.16 and 4:13.76, respectively.
“Our school record is so crazy fast that it’s such an honor to even be on the top 5,” Farber said. “I think I was No. 4 beforehand, but I passed a girl that I ran with my freshman and sophomore year that I really looked up to, so being able to take her place and like carry on her legacy and just be inspiration for all of the younger people means a lot.”